11/16/2019 7:30:00 AM School District of Rhinelander drama department preparing for fall musical
The School District of Rhinelander Drama Department will present "Disney Newsies - The Musical," Thursday, Nov. 21 through Sunday, Nov. 24.
Set in turn-of-the century New York City, "Disney Newsies - The Musical" is the tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "newsies." When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys' expense, Jack rallies "newsies" from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what's right!
Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, "Disney Newsies - The Musical" features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken ("Little Shop of Horrors," "Sister Act") and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein ("Kinky Boots").
Co-Director Kristin Higgins promises a show that will be exciting for the whole family. "Our cast will dazzle you with amazing singing and dancing," Higgins said in a press release. "We're excited about our set as well. We think this will be one of our best shows ever!"
Performances will be held at the John and Dori Brown Performing Arts Center in Rhinelander High School. Shows are Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 21-23 at 7 p.m. with a matinee on Sunday, Nov. 24 at 1 p.m.
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